ENS - Environmental News Service (October 2003)

The Environment News Service is the original daily international wire service of the environment. Established in 1990 by Editor-in-Chief Sunny Lewis and Managing Editor Jim Crabtree, it is independently owned and operated.

The Environment News Service (ENS) exists to present late-breaking environmental news in a fair and balanced manner.

ENS news reports are indexed by Reuters/Dow Jones Factiva, and the London Financial Times. Over 400 websites feature ENS headlines and story briefs.

ENS contributors around the world cover issues and events that affect the environment such as: legislation, politics, conferences, lawsuits, international agreements, demonstrations, science and technology, public health, air quality, drinking water, oceans and marine life, land use, wildlife, forests, natural disasters, the indoor environment, hazardous materials, toxics, nuclear issues, renewable energy, recycling, transportation, and environmental economics.

Respected, knowledgeable correspondents file stories to the central ENS editorial desk. In addition to being journalists, ENS contributors are often experts in other fields. They may be lawyers, economists, biologists or geographers. Most are based in centers such as Washington, London, Brussels, Moscow, Canberra, Buenos Aires, Tokyo, Kathmandu, or Cape Town. Some travel on assignment.

ENS has been first with many stories over the years. An ENS correspondent was on the ground during the first days of the Gulf War and was first to report on the environmental consequences of that conflict. An ENS reporter was first into the Soviet secret nuclear site at Alma Ata. ENS correspondents have covered the ecological effects of conflicts in Croatia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq.

Many news sources in the United States and around the world contact our newsroom well in advance of public announcements and work closely with us on breaking developments.

The Environment News Service maintains editorial offices in Washington, DC; Boulder, Colorado; and Seattle, Washington.

Story inquiries for Environment News Service (ENS) may be directed to: news@ens-news.com.

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